This program helps divorcing parents shield their children from parental conflict. Over 8 sessions (16 to 20 hours), parents learn to guide their children through the process of recovery while establishing a positive, long-term, cooperative relationship with the other parent. Also available in Spanish.
This video-based cooperative parenting program gives divorcing or separating parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child’s other parents.
Written by therapists Susan Boyan and Ann Marie Termini, it is the most extensive, informative and interactive cooperative parenting resource to date examining the complex realities of divorce.
Facilitated by a trained parent educator, the 8-week program is part video and part group discussion. It is recommended for groups of 10-16 parents. Each session is designed to last 2 hours. (If you need a shorter seminar version, try the 4-hour Crossroads program.)
The helpful cooperative Parent’s Guide provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents can practice their new skills in the comfort of their own home.
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Parent’s Guide
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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Certificates of Completion (pkg/15)
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Leader’s Guide
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce PowerPoint
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“One ‘gift’ I can give divorcing couples is effective decision-making skills for their children. This program is a great opportunity for them to have that chance.”
“Family therapists Boyan and Termini have created an effective, sturdily constructed book-and-video set focused on managing, reducing and eliminating the conflict following a divorce. Parents are taught to keep conflict away from the kids. Thought the parent guide can be used alone and is more affordable than the set, this is a solid option for special collections supporting mental health professionals and self-help groups.”
Winner of a 2000 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media (Parenting Division) Award!
Here’s what the judges had to say:
“Divorce itself is tough on children, but constant, often bitter conflict that persists after the divorce makes it even tougher. Divorced or divorcing parents will find the workbook and video vignettes openly address likely areas of conflict and offer possible solutions that keep parents centered on what they can both agree on: the happiness and well-being of their child. Open communication and genuine respect, even amidst understandable differences, ground the conflict-resolving strategies. In the tradition of other Active Parenting series, the leader’s guide is chockful of practical ideas to engage parents in the subject.”
–Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, Fall 2000 edition